In search of primordial technics I: Onto-technics with a subject through exposition
Printed and bound at Bogbinderiet in a numbered edition of 30 under Multipresent Anti-Aggressive Communal Computer
116 pages
2020

Seeking to readdress conceptions of technology, activity, use and understanding, In search of primordial technics I suggests a path towards an alternative reading of artistic activity. Dense and searching, combining philosophical explorations with open experiments, the search is only initiated here, giving some critical and theoretical background to these ideas in formation. It attempts to position the author as an ‘equal machine’ and creates a sort of spreading metaphor of equivalence, and its examinations and experiments conjure a vision of what this potential concept might mean. (Chris Fite-Wassilak)

Keywords: experimental, praxis, contemporary art, technical, ontology, technics, technology, technique, techne, technological, discrepancy, immateriality, new materialism, primordial technics

Part of the edition is sold at Bladr - Platform for artists’ books in Copenhagen, and the other part in London at a to-be-announced bookshop.

The book resides in the collections at Danish National Art Library, the Royal College of Art Library‘s Special Collections, and Drawing Room Library in London. The text will be published under an open digital license

This text was produced in connection to a degree at Royal College of Art (School of Arts and Humanities), London, supervised by Chris Fite-Wassilak and subject to a Distinction award. Thanks to staff, students, friends, partner and family for stimulus and care


Bringing this introductory text into a physical form is to come to a sort of punctuation, and continuation - preferably in another medium